Internet of Things

Secure your internet-connected devices and operational technology.

83% of organizations see significant OT/ICS cyber risk.

In a recent survey, 83% of respondents perceived the level of Operational Technology (OT)/Industrial Control Systems (ICS) cyber risk as either critical, high or moderate.

Secure large networks of IIoT devices.

Every industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) device needs a firewall, but how do you handle the management, deployment and cost of thousands of firewalls? Barracuda Secure Connector provides granular security to every device with zero-touch deployment and economical scalability.

Protect your industrial control systems and operational technology.

Barracuda rugged firewall models provide full-featured security and connectivity to industrial control systems, connecting your operational technology networks with information technology networks.

Simplify the management of your IIoT devices

Unique digital identity

If you need to manage hundreds or thousands of devices, it is crucial that you can identify every single unit. Deploying Secure Connector appliances and Secure Access Controller lets you assign a unique digital identity for every connected device, based on digital certificates via VPN.

Scalable access protection and control

Up to 2,500 Secure Connector appliances can be connected securely to a Secure Access Controller, which provides full next-generation security functionality including IPS, anti-malware, and Advanced Threat Protection.

Edge computing support

Every Secure Connector appliance includes a customizable Linux container image so you can deploy your own applications for monitoring their managed devices. Distribution and maintenance of these applications is done centrally via the Barracuda Firewall Control Center.

Predictive maintenance

Barracuda Secure Connector appliances let third-party maintenance organizations establish an encrypted connection to Barracuda Secure Access Controller to run applications for access control, security scanning, and policy enforcement.

Protect operational technology and industrial control systems.

The digital transformation of manufacturing processes requires permanent and on-demand connectivity with customers, partners, and suppliers on a rapidly increasing scale. This increase in connectivity also exposes formerly isolated systems, including large Industrial Control Systems, to the dangers inherent in the internet.

The challenge is to find the appropriate mechanism to securely connect OT (Operational Technology) with IT (Information Technology) and to manage this process, in not only scale, but also regarding shared responsibilities. Barracuda addresses this challenge by providing comprehensive centralized management with specialized, full-featured, rugged appliances suitable for harsh environments and supporting industry-specific SCADA protocols.

Industrial micro-segmentation

Industrial assets on your production floor are just as much a target as your IT environment. You can prevent attacks from spreading quickly across your infrastructure with micro-segmentation.

Barracuda CloudGen Firewall appliances easily detect, report, and enforce industrial protocols and sub-protocols (SCADA). It gives you total visibility, powerful logging, and quick, effortless firewall replacement when needed, without cumbersome licensing and activation.

Controlled remote connectivity

On the factory floor, you need to provide on-demand, simple, third-party access to devices via secure VPN, while ensuring strict control over that access.

The Advanced Remote Access feature of Barracuda CloudGen Firewall makes it extremely convenient to grant secure, temporary VPN access to sensitive parts of manufacturing assets for third-party maintenance providers. For example, you can configure permissions to let specified operations staff open a predefined remote VPN connection via phone or tablet.